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Canadian Regulator Threatens To Impose New Netflix Regulation

Herder Of Code Re:why does the CRTC need this list? (313 comments)

It's simple, Netflix made claims based on that data. The CRTC called them on it and said they wanted them to prove it with the raw data.

yesterday
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Canadian Regulator Threatens To Impose New Netflix Regulation

Herder Of Code Re:why does the CRTC need this list? (313 comments)

That's a really cute argument but the fact of the matter is that if Canada were to decide to levy a fine agaisnt Netflix it would have to pay if they want to keep having canadian customers. It doesn't take much imagination to figure out all the ways in which we would screw with Netflix like making their service unavailable in Canada. Frankly, we wouldn't be missing much, we saw a mention of this on the news at a bar and everyone was like, oh well it wouldn't be a huge loss their Canadian service is kind of useless anyway.

yesterday
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Canadian Regulator Threatens To Impose New Netflix Regulation

Herder Of Code Re:why does the CRTC need this list? (313 comments)

We don't force you guys to do business in Canada but if you're going to do it you have to play by our rules. Honestly, all the previous posters claiming the CRTC was toothless and all about supporting monopolies are so wrong, they usually get their way and most of the recent changes they forced have been in customers favor. Example:

CRTC wireless code comes into force: Canadians can cancel their contracts without penalty after two years : http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/com1... Slapping down internet throttling by ISP and net neutrality violators: https://openmedia.ca/news/bell... etc.

yesterday
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Is the Tesla Model 3 Actually Going To Cost $50,000?

Herder Of Code Re:More importantly (389 comments)

It's the dry climate they have in many parts. I'm Canadian too and "newer" cars last an incredible amount of time now ( well by Canadian standards anyway ). I had a 2001 car that I gave to my sister in 2013 and it had some small rust spots on the hood but nothing like the flingstone floors and speed holes of the past that you would've had at that point.

I got a 2005 afterward and it's pristine except for a spot that was badly repaired after an accident that's starting to rust.

3 days ago
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Is the Tesla Model 3 Actually Going To Cost $50,000?

Herder Of Code Re:More importantly (389 comments)

I like the idea of electric cars but yeah that price had me laughing pretty hard. I had an engine switched for 3k here ( that was a really cheap and dirty job ) but for 5k I could've gotten a much better quality replacement. Then again I wasn't going to invest 5k in a 12 years old econoline even if it ran fine.

3 days ago
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College Students: Want To Earn More? Take a COBOL Class

Herder Of Code Re:Correlation is not causation (270 comments)

I fail to see how COBOL would teach you about the architecture of computers... It's not like it's a language close to the metal.

Also, I had the unfortunate "opportunity" of learning Cobol in University, I was in the last class taught before they retired the mandatory class. It's like any other programming language in University, after one semester of class you know basically nothing and it covers stuff you could've picked up in a few days of self teaching on the internet.

3 days ago
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College Students: Want To Earn More? Take a COBOL Class

Herder Of Code Re:The UK Cobol Climate Is Very Different (270 comments)

Depends on your field. In the video game industry, an engineer showing up with a suit for work is automatically viewed with suspicion for various reasons. It's just not part of the culture.

I mean, the CTO of the whole mobile label at Electronic Arts was wearing Jeans on a good day so.. Different industries, different standards, suits make you look unprofesionnal in my industry.

3 days ago
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Information Theory Places New Limits On Origin of Life

Herder Of Code Re:The web of life... (211 comments)

I'm curious, which part of it is moronic? Pretty much everything is a chemical reaction in an organic being.

Do you have an issue with the assumed length of life on earth? I mean, at worse according to young earth creationism it would be a 10 000 year old chemical reaction, still impressive.

about two weeks ago
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Ebola Quarantine Center In Liberia Looted

Herder Of Code Re:Niggers. (359 comments)

Lol, I've seen the poor parts of Liberia (very briefly, yay!) and I don't think there's any kind of mass media reaching those places beside word of mouth.

about a month ago
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Ebola Quarantine Center In Liberia Looted

Herder Of Code Re:Truly sad (359 comments)

You know, pee is mostly sterile, so pee on hands is not exactly a disease vector :p

about a month ago
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Amazon Seeks US Exemption To Test Delivery Drones

Herder Of Code Re:Why in America? (155 comments)

Well, our job market is rather good right now, we skipped the whole mortgage thingy in 07-08, so no we're not super excited about hosting things that are illegal in the states.

about 2 months ago
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A Brain Implant For Synthetic Memory

Herder Of Code Re:Download vs indexing (87 comments)

What they're talking about is a somewhat easier task. They don't want to implant new memories, they want NEW ones to be able to form from the user input.

That's going to be extremely difficult but less so than implanting memories, especially from a source other than you.

about 2 months ago
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IEEE Spectrum Ranks the Top Programming Languages

Herder Of Code Re:GIGO (197 comments)

I have a hard time believing so much objective-c is being written. Maybe the list assumes that all ios apps are in objective-C which is false.

about 2 months ago
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Tesla Aims For $30,000 Price, 2017 Launch For Model E

Herder Of Code Re:Not Aluminum? Not a good sign. (247 comments)

Like the parent said, the ph of concrete become more and more neutral as the years go by. Here in Quebec pretty much all the old bridges, pedestrian bridges, etc built in the 60s-70s need to be teared down because they're basically 100% concrete and the rebars have swollen make them lose chunks all the time. As you can imagine that's not a very positive experience for cars going under those bridges.

As for sacrificial materials, well the whole point is that they get "sacrified" ie: eaten up before the metal you want to protect. At some point depending on conditions, your anode will have been fully corroded, galvanized or whatever the reaction is. So, it's not going to be indefinitely. I had a to swap the anode on a 4 year old water heater for example because of the water composition here.

about 3 months ago
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Judge Frees "Cannibal Cop" Who Shared His Fantasies Online

Herder Of Code Re:Should probably be locked up (185 comments)

Well, he used a computer at some point so it's Slashdot material :)

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Correlation Between Text Editor and Programming Language?

Herder Of Code Re:Uh, sure.. (359 comments)

Intelisense: There was a trick, you make the intelisense files not writable and then it won't update anymore. Then you use Visual Assist and you're golden :)

about 3 months ago
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Elon Musk: I'll Put a Human On Mars By 2026

Herder Of Code Re:NOT. GODDA. HAPPEN. (275 comments)

We could probably already do this, it just wouldnt be cost effective. Good old humans are pretty cheap :)

about 3 months ago
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Scientists Find Method To Reliably Teleport Data

Herder Of Code Re:Could the soul survive? (202 comments)

Or how about this crazy thought? There's no detachment and re attachment of souls because we don't have a magical out of body spirit presence where our mind is stored :).

about 4 months ago
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Cambridge Company Unveils 3D Printed "Fruit"

Herder Of Code Re:unhealthy (59 comments)

Anecdotal evidence for the win

about 4 months ago
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Adobe Creative Cloud Services Offline (Again?)

Herder Of Code Re:Why do people put up with this shit? (164 comments)

Yes and use what? It's not like there's a serious option that's an industry standard. I've never worked in a game studio where artists used something else beside photoshop or someone would even consider something else. They have the same kind of lock in microsoft had, it's not just about the "os" it's about the giant ecosystem of plugin built around photoshop, the millions of line written in custom import script for art assets in most studios, etc.

Also, the thing that strikes me the most is that everyone seems to completely misunderstand the impact of the cloud service being down. They way Creative Cloud works right now is *the same* as Steam works, you use it to download and manage your software. You software is not running in the cloud, it's just a fancy pant download manager. The impact is NOTHING for users who have it installed. The only thing that's impacted is users who want to download photoshop or whatever. They do warn you: "Oh btw, you're not connected to cloud service, make sure to reconnect before the END OF AUGUST if you don't want your software to be disabled.

My users don't really care if their software is being installed through "Steam/Creative Cloud". As a matter of fact they are not allowed to mess with that anyway :). The real story is more how the licensing deals are changing, that's all. For the current studio I'm working at, we've found that *currently* the CC deal is way cheaper and anyway other options are going to disapear. It's not like we're stupid and we don't see what they're doing by trying trap us all with CC licences and THEN jack up the prices but there's not really any choice. Frankly they'd have to jack up prices to some pretty insane level before we'd have to call it quit, too much legacy software is riding on this.

about 4 months ago

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